Uganda is the best safari destination in Africa to visit all year round, but there are times of the year that are better and make for a more better trip than others. “when is the best time to visit Uganda?” with this question always asked by our client say that depends on a number of things and we are breaking them down for you desiring to be in Uganda.
A safari in Uganda you will be sure of the following activities such as; game drives, white water rafting, bird watching, chimpanzee and gorilla trekking, mountain climbing and so much more.
What are some of the factors to consider when deciding on the right time for a Uganda safari?
Weather: weather is the big factor to consider. Uganda happens to have good whether all year round. Although located along the equator, its elevation gives it an advantage that makes the all year round awesome weather possible. Temperature range from 24 to 28 degrees Celsius during day. Nights are often cooler. It can however get to some extreme weather conditions in some areas. The south western part for example because of its proximity to the Rwenzori mountain ranges can get really cold. This could affect you if you want to track gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest but good warm gear can really help. Best time to see gorillas is during the drier months of June to August. Also some of the lodges in the area have fireplaces in the rooms, others will provide a hot water bottle to warm your bed at night as you sleep.
Rain: Tropical African rains are a common occurrence in Uganda. Experiencing the African rains can be an additional Uganda tour experience for some, but many people would prefer to visit during the dry season. During the rainy season, the rains usually fall at night or in the early morning, there is also the occasional afternoon thunderstorm but they don’t usually last long. However the rains do affect some safari activities such as biking, gorilla tracking, and Uganda safari hiking.
Peak season is another factor to consider: peak season is that period during the year when the country receives the most tourists or safari visitors. Peak season in Uganda is usually the dry months of December to March and June to September. During this time there is a lot of tourist traffic because the weather is good, and people are almost guaranteed that they experience everything they hope to. However, sometimes the rain can surprise you due to change in seasonalities.
Uganda Safari activities: many Uganda Tourist activities go on all year. Chimpanzee, Golden monkey and gorilla tracking can be done all year round. These primates are there for you to track and see regardless of whether it is raining or shining. Proper clothing will get you through. Even chimpanzee tracking in the rainforests can be done with proper clothing and gear.
White water rafting safari in Uganda too can be done all year round. The beauty about tropical rains in Uganda is that they do not last the entire day, the sun eventually comes out and still do whatever you had planned to do. Of course some roads and tourist trails become muddy and slippery but it’s all fun.
It is mostly holiday weather all year round in Uganda, so the way we see it, you get to choose the time of the year that suits you best and you will have the safari adventure of your life. Let’s not be threatened by a little rain.